The Acropolis, built in the 5th century B.C. to glorify Greece following its defeat of the Persians at the Battle of Marathon, stands awesome and aloof on its limestone mesa above hectic modern Athens. Its shimmering, white-marble Parthenon (top right) is among the most recognizable structures on Earth.
Acropolis Of Athens, Greece - This is one of the most known attractions in all of Europe. Whether you are just in the city, or on an excursion from a cruise, this is a perfect picture opportunity. (https://www.facebook.com/TravelingWarrior) #Athens #attractions
The acropolis was the high point in a Greek city. They were used a refuge while the city was under attack. It also house the most important religious structures. Information found in text book (Ireland)